All events

All events are FREE for members, or included with admission to the Discovery Centre for non-members, unless otherwise stated. Entry to the Discovery Centre is £8.95 for adults, £4.95 for children and £6.95 for concessions. Family tickets are also available. 

Please note, we reserve the right to make necessary changes to the events programme.

For safety reasons, children aged 15 years or under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 18 or over at all times.

Jul 2017

Ocean-a-rific
Ocean-a-rific
1 July - 14 August, 14:00, 45 mins, age 6+
Older kids are invited to attend Ocean-a-rific with Dr Dolph Lingerin-aboot. With scientific experiments, games and gaffs, visitors are invited to help dolphins understand what is happening to the seas around Scotland. Included with admission. Please request tickets on arrival. Spaces are limited. Please note: no events on 22 July or 5 August.
What's for Snack?
What's for Snack?
11:30, 30 mins, age 2+, for dates see listing below
What’s for Snack? is an interactive puppet show with new Seabird team member, Craig the Crab. With sing-a-long fun, young visitors will be asked to help Craig who has eaten some marine litter by mistake. He will be joined by some of his seaside friends who will aim to help him get rid of his sore tummy. Included with admission. Please ask for tickets on arrival. Spaces are limited. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 July and 4, 11, 12 August.
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
Every day at 12noon
Don't miss our NEW 3D film theatre experience and delve deeper into the marine world! Hosted daily in the Wildlife Theatre, the NEW 3D experience allows visitors to see a range of films throughout the year, which explore different marine environments and wildlife. The first looks at the life of whales and dolphins. This theatre experience is in addition to the 3D TV we have in the Flyway Tunnel. Don't miss - during International Shark Week (23 - 30 July) we will have a special 3D shark film! Tickets for the 3D experience should be requested on arrival at the Centre. Ideal for age 3+.
Shark Week
Shark Week
Sunday 23 - Sunday 30 July, included with admission
Join us during International Shark Week for all sorts of shark fun! There will be mini talks, 3D shark film, facepainting, arts and crafts, plus lots more in the Discovery Centre. Included with admission.

Aug 2017

Ocean-a-rific
Ocean-a-rific
1 July - 14 August, 14:00, 45 mins, age 6+
Older kids are invited to attend Ocean-a-rific with Dr Dolph Lingerin-aboot. With scientific experiments, games and gaffs, visitors are invited to help dolphins understand what is happening to the seas around Scotland. Included with admission. Please request tickets on arrival. Spaces are limited. Please note: no events on 22 July or 5 August.
What's for Snack?
What's for Snack?
11:30, 30 mins, age 2+, for dates see listing below
What’s for Snack? is an interactive puppet show with new Seabird team member, Craig the Crab. With sing-a-long fun, young visitors will be asked to help Craig who has eaten some marine litter by mistake. He will be joined by some of his seaside friends who will aim to help him get rid of his sore tummy. Included with admission. Please ask for tickets on arrival. Spaces are limited. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 July and 4, 11, 12 August.
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
Every day at 12noon
Don't miss our NEW 3D film theatre experience and delve deeper into the marine world! Hosted daily in the Wildlife Theatre, the NEW 3D experience allows visitors to see a range of films throughout the year, which explore different marine environments and wildlife. The first looks at the life of whales and dolphins. This theatre experience is in addition to the 3D TV we have in the Flyway Tunnel. Don't miss - during International Shark Week (23 - 30 July) we will have a special 3D shark film! Tickets for the 3D experience should be requested on arrival at the Centre. Ideal for age 3+.

Sep 2017

NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
Every day at 12noon
Don't miss our NEW 3D film theatre experience and delve deeper into the marine world! Hosted daily in the Wildlife Theatre, the NEW 3D experience allows visitors to see a range of films throughout the year, which explore different marine environments and wildlife. The first looks at the life of whales and dolphins. This theatre experience is in addition to the 3D TV we have in the Flyway Tunnel. Don't miss - during International Shark Week (23 - 30 July) we will have a special 3D shark film! Tickets for the 3D experience should be requested on arrival at the Centre. Ideal for age 3+.

Oct 2017

NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
Every day at 12noon
Don't miss our NEW 3D film theatre experience and delve deeper into the marine world! Hosted daily in the Wildlife Theatre, the NEW 3D experience allows visitors to see a range of films throughout the year, which explore different marine environments and wildlife. The first looks at the life of whales and dolphins. This theatre experience is in addition to the 3D TV we have in the Flyway Tunnel. Don't miss - during International Shark Week (23 - 30 July) we will have a special 3D shark film! Tickets for the 3D experience should be requested on arrival at the Centre. Ideal for age 3+.
Seabird Holiday Club
Seabird Holiday Club
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October, pre-booking and payment essential
Don't miss the chance to book your space(s) and the Seabird Holiday Club during the October holidays! Primary-aged children will have the chance to join in a whole host of indoor and outdoor activities with Education Officer, Andrew, including rockpooling, outdoor survival skills and art workshops. Priced at £100 per child, with a 10% discount for siblings and Seabird Members. Check out the Learning section on our website for all the details.
Dr Bryan Nelson Memorial Lecture
Dr Bryan Nelson Memorial Lecture
25 October, 19:30, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, £6
Around the world, the majority of seabird populations are declining – many of them to globally threatened levels. From the puffins and kittiwakes of the British Isles to the albatross and petrels of the southern oceans, species are suffering due to pollution, climate change, commercial fisheries and habitat loss. Join Professor John Croxall from BirdLife International to hear about the pioneering conservation work that’s been taking place to try and save these precious birds and where this could be taking us in future. Tickets are available from the online shop, from the Seabird Centre or by calling 01620 890202.

Nov 2017

NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
Every day at 12noon
Don't miss our NEW 3D film theatre experience and delve deeper into the marine world! Hosted daily in the Wildlife Theatre, the NEW 3D experience allows visitors to see a range of films throughout the year, which explore different marine environments and wildlife. The first looks at the life of whales and dolphins. This theatre experience is in addition to the 3D TV we have in the Flyway Tunnel. Don't miss - during International Shark Week (23 - 30 July) we will have a special 3D shark film! Tickets for the 3D experience should be requested on arrival at the Centre. Ideal for age 3+.

Dec 2017

NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
NEW! 3D Wildlife Theatre Film Experience
Every day at 12noon
Don't miss our NEW 3D film theatre experience and delve deeper into the marine world! Hosted daily in the Wildlife Theatre, the NEW 3D experience allows visitors to see a range of films throughout the year, which explore different marine environments and wildlife. The first looks at the life of whales and dolphins. This theatre experience is in addition to the 3D TV we have in the Flyway Tunnel. Don't miss - during International Shark Week (23 - 30 July) we will have a special 3D shark film! Tickets for the 3D experience should be requested on arrival at the Centre. Ideal for age 3+.